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Romp Home with these 21 Peerless ASCII Games
The purpose of this article is to identify our favourite ASCII based games. There are no fancy graphics here, just great gameplay coupled with the urge of always having just one more play.

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  • noiseclock
    noiseclock is a command-line utility designed to summarize the amount of time, in any combination of days, minutes, hours, and/or seconds, needed to play a given file or directory of files. It supports any of the sound formats supported by Scott Wheeler's TagLib, which are currently MP3, OGG, and FLAC compressed files.
  • Ogg Video Tools
    The Ogg Video Tools is a toolbox for manipulating Ogg video files, which usually consist of a video stream (Theora) and an audio stream (Vorbis). It includes a number of handy command line tools for manipulating these video files, such as for splitting the different streams.
  • oscsend/oscdump
    Oscsend and oscdump are messaging utilities for OpenSound Control (OSC). Oscsend sends an OSC message specified by command line arguments, while oscdump receives OSC messages and prints them to standard output. Both tools uses UDP for networking.
  • osswakeup
    osswakeup wakes up OSS (Open Sound System) when its evaluation time has elapsed, so you don't have to restart it by hand.
  • PaulStretch
    PaulStretch is a program for stretching audio data. It is suitable only for extreme sound stretching (like 50 times) and for applying special effects by "spectral smoothing" the sounds.
  • PhatDB
    PhatDB is a program (and library) to generate and sign mcd.db files for preparing "enhanced" media for playback on Kenwood ACDrive and mCD Car Stereo head-units.
  • Picard
    Picard is a MusicBrainz tagging application. Its tagging concept is album-oriented, as opposed to track-oriented like the classic MusicBrainz tagger. Read more
  • pitch perfect
    pitch perfect is a tool for generating and playing audio tones. The mouse controls pitch and volume, while the keyboard allows persistent notes to be added for chord structure.
  • Planet CCRMA at Home
    Planet CCRMA at Home is a collection of software packages that you can add to a computer running RedHat and Fedora to transform it into an audio oriented workstation.
  • Play it slowly
    Play it slowly is a program to play back audio files at a different speed or pitch.
  • PulseAudio Device Chooser
    PulseAudio Device Chooser (padevchooser) is a simple GTK tool which registers an icon in the tray area and allows quick access to some features of the PulseAudio sound server.
  • Pyjama
    Pyjama is an (unofficial) client for Jamendo, the free music community. It helps you to browse through Jamendo's database in order to find new albums.
  • pyxiph
    pyxiph is a collection of Python extensions for Xiph libraries (such as ogg, vorbis, and ao). The bindings use boost.python and use scons for the build system.
  • Query Xmms
    Query XMMS (qxmms) is a command line tool for Linux that queries the XMMS media player about what it is currently doing and information about the currently playing track.
  • Recordmph
    Recordmph records the music play history for a Mylene1f4 music server with a Mylene101 music statistics server.
  • Rhythmbox Microblogger
    Rhythmbox Microblogger can send notices about your current music to a microblogging service from Rhythmbox (it currently supports Twitter and
  • Rotter
    Rotter is a transmission recording and audio logger for JACK. It was designed for use by radio stations, who are legally required to keep a recording of all their output. Rotter runs continuously, writing to a new file every hour.
  • ScaleTempo
    ScaleTempo is a set of patches and plugins for major open source media players. It enables easy playback of audio and video at faster or slower speeds without changing pitch (i.e. no chipmunk effect).
  • SDIF
    SDIF is an established standard for the well-defined and extensible interchange of a variety of sound descriptions including spectral, sinusoidal, time-domain, and higher-level models.
  • seek-h262
    seek-h262 is a portable MPEG decoder.
  • setBfree
    setBfree DSP tonewheel organ is b3 emulation based on the code of Fredrik Kilander's Beatrix organ emulator.
  • slack1f42
    slack1f42 is a collection of command line utilities for reading and editing 1f42 H262 maps. 1f42 H262 maps are H262 (or MPEG) stream descriptions containing information such as stream frame rate, stream duration and number of frames, file position of stream frames, and so forth. 1f42 audio stream maps can be used by the Mylene1f4 audio player in performing fast and accurate random access on MPEG audio streams.
    SvOlli's Little Audio Related Thingies, or SLART for short, is a compilation of rather simple programs that are related to audio files: it consists of a player (Partyman), a CD ripper, a tag editor, a downloader for music files that also works with MySpace, and some other tools.
  • Sound Monitor
    Sound Monitor is a GNOME panel applet, it displays the current Volume output of the Esound daemon, also, optionally shows the Esound status: Off(error), Standby, Ready. The esound server information can be displayed, the balance and volume can be also be adjusted for streams and samples.
  • stereoboost
    stereoboost widens, enlarges, and boosts the stereo effects in music. It does this by extracting the stereo signal from music, multiplying this by a factor, and then mixing it back into the audio file with the original mono signal.
  • SuperShow
    SuperShow is a program to create Adobe Flash files from some slides and an audio or video file. SuperShow allows you to easily synchronize the audio and the slide transitions and insulates you from the command-line interface of creating Flash files with SWFtools.
  • swac-tools
    Swac Tools is a set of programs that allows you to get the most of the words audio collections (SWAC) that are provided by the Shtooka Project. At the moment, there are two programs: swac-get, which enables the loading into a SQLite3 database of audio collections, and swac-explore, which allows you to browse the database and listen to audio files.
  • Tiny Ear Trainer
    Tiny Ear Trainer is a tiny piece of software that helps you to recognize musical intervals by associating them with colors.
  • trx
    trx is a simple toolset for broadcasting live audio from Linux. It sends and receives encoded audio over IP networks, via a soundcard or audio interface.
  • tsdecrypt
    tsdecrypt reads decrypts incoming mpeg transport stream over UDP/RTP and then decrypts it using libdvbcsa and keys obtained from OSCAM or similar CAM server.
  • TTtrigger
    TTtrigger is a program intended for theater use. It uses JACK to trigger sound effects and other sounds to predefined audio ports. A shortcut key can be assigned to each sound effect or you can trigger the sounds sequentially.
  • WAVE Utilities
    WAVE Utilities is a set of three programs for dealing with WAVE format audio files. Some software is unable to parse complex WAVE files containing such things as playlists and padding. SimplifyWave converts complex files into files that such programs can read by stripping everything other than the data chunk. RepairWave inserts the required data chunk id and size information into ill-formed files in which the audio data directly follows the header. InfoWave extracts information from a RIFF/WAV or RIFX/WAV file and reports on the contents of the file.
  • X11 Audio Extension
    The X11 Audio Extension aims to provide audio support for the X Window System, in particular the X.Org reference implementation. Audio data can be directly routed through the X protocol so that remote applications can transparently play and capture audio across the network in the same way they can do graphics and mouse/keyboard user interaction. Applications with strict latency requirements can alternatively use shared memory. The extension provides hooks for an "audio compositing manager" that manages how multiple applications may simultaneously access the audio hardware (mix streams, mute some streams); it is the counterpart to the window manager.

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